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Farmer Success Stories: Part 2

SRP has spent 10 years cultivating a secure and sustainable future for the global rice industry.  Through our Registered Projects, as well as our Assurance Scheme and the SRP-Verified Label, SRP is effectively reaching stakeholders throughout the global rice supply chain. To celebrate 10 years of transforming the global rice

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Farmer Success Stories: Part 1

Since 2011, the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) has been transforming the global rice sector by developing sustainable production standards, performance indicators, incentive mechanisms, and outreach initiatives to boost wide-scale adoption of sustainable best practices throughout rice value chains. Over the past decade, registered SRP projects have impacted over 400,000 farmers

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How sustainable rice production plays a key role in food security 

Since our establishment 10 years ago, SRP has worked to transform the global rice sector toward a more sustainable model across the value chain. Our goals are to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers, reduce the environmental footprint of rice production, and offer an assured supply of sustainable rice to

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EU retailer survey points to emerging demand for sustainable rice

The Sustainable Rice Platform recently conducted a survey among a broad base of retailers, brands, millers, traders and other downstream rice actors and stakeholders in Europe. The findings show a significant interest and increase in sustainably produced rice in the near future: Over 90% of respondents view sustainable sourcing as

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Workshop Summary: Reimagining opportunities for ICT-driven innovation in agriculture and its transformative potential for rice smallholders

Background and objective  Recent years have seen rapid growth in development and uptake of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-based technologies in Southeast Asia, driven primarily by lower cost and wider coverage of Internet access, accompanied by wide smartphone penetration even among lower income groups. Farmers already use a wide array

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Transacting sustainable rice on the RiceX platform

The Rice Exchange digital platform increases trust, reduces risk and delivers cost savings to the rice industry. Sustainability is at the heart of our ethos. Rice is integral to food security as half the world’s population depends on rice as a primary source of calories and the grain is the

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Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) signed to support establishment of Cambodia National Chapter of the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP)

Phnom Penh, 23 June 2021 – The General Directorate of Agriculture (GDA), Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), CIRAD and Swisscontact have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to support establishment of a Cambodia National Chapter of the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP). Through the National Chapter, the five

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Olam’s Picture of the Week: Earning Beyond the Harvest

Farmers in our Better Rice Initiative Asia II (BRIA II) project in Northeastern Thailand can’t help but smile from ear to  ear after the harvest. That’s because they know there’s more money to earn beyond the paddy sales! In Northeastern Thailand, rice is normally grown in one  crop a year,

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SRP Rice Week 2021 – A Summary

SRP Rice Week 2021 closed on Friday 2 April, wrapping up an exciting 5 days of interactive discussions, with 245 participants (38% female, 62% male) and 66 speakers from 41 countries, representing members and the wider development community. Following opening remarks by UNEP, Olam International, IRRI and FAO, two major

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